Releasing “The BattleBots Prototype”

Releasing “The BattleBots Prototype”

[I’m literally only here for the prototype not your soapboxing so just take me to it already.] Six years ago I wrote an article at a time when perhaps BattleBots Update had its highest clout urging the founders of the event to strike up a deal to make their...
Rediscovering “Trax: The Robot Wars”

Rediscovering “Trax: The Robot Wars”

[Click here to download Trax: The Robot Wars!] What was the first robot combat video game? Think about it. Most people will respond with the original Robot Arena for PC, released in 2001. Fans of American robot combat might suggest it was BattleBots: Beyond The...
Reviving “Metal Breakdown”

Reviving “Metal Breakdown”

[Click here to play Metal Breakdown!] [Click here to download BlueMaxima’s Flashpoint and play it if the above link doesn’t work.] The year is 2000. Bill Clinton is winding down his two-term presidency and George W. Bush is the current President-elect...
The Return of BattleBots Update

The Return of BattleBots Update

I realize BattleBots Update has been dead in the water for quite some time, and I can explain that. This website was gone long enough for most people to assume it had moved on to the giant scrapyard in the sky to join the greats like Vlad the Impaler and…...
Giant Robot Duel

Giant Robot Duel

WARNING: The article you are about to read is exaggerated satire and is intended for entertainment purposes only. Today on BattleBots Update we’ve got something in store for you that isn’t your traditional “robot combat” as we currently know...
ABC’s “Shows More Popular Than BattleBots”

ABC’s “Shows More Popular Than BattleBots”

Welcome back. Today’s Update isn’t really about robot combat per se, but it does have ties to the 2016 season of BattleBots. Throughout the season I’ve been taking pot shots at the shows and series ABC has deemed “more popular than” or...